COSMOS

Cost-driven Adaptive Factory based on Modular Self-Contained Factory Units

 Coordinatore IBERMATICA SA 

 Organization address address: PASEO MIKELETEGI 5
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Itziar
Cognome: Cuenca
Email: send email
Telefono: 34944310711
Fax: 34944318031

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Sito del progetto http://www.cosmosproject.eu
 Totale costo 5˙135˙697 €
 EC contributo 3˙449˙889 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-09-01   -   2013-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IBERMATICA SA

 Organization address address: PASEO MIKELETEGI 5
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Itziar
Cognome: Cuenca
Email: send email
Telefono: 34944310711
Fax: 34944318031

ES (SAN SEBASTIAN) coordinator 309˙000.00
2    FUNDACION TEKNIKER

 Organization address address: CALLE INAKI GOENAGA 5
city: EIBAR GUIPUZCOA
postcode: 20600

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Aitor
Cognome: Alzaga
Email: send email
Telefono: 34943206744
Fax: 34943202757

ES (EIBAR GUIPUZCOA) participant 782˙419.94
3    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: Strand
city: LONDON
postcode: WC2R 2LS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Labbett
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 020 7848 8184
Fax: +44 020 7848 8187

UK (LONDON) participant 410˙018.80
4    RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

 Organization address address: Templergraben 55
city: AACHEN
postcode: 52062

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ernst
Cognome: Schmachtenberg
Email: send email
Telefono: 492418000000
Fax: 492418000000

DE (AACHEN) participant 309˙362.00
5    EDAG GMBH & CO. KGAA

 Organization address address: REESBERGSTRASSE 1
city: FULDA
postcode: 36039

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Max-Herbert
Cognome: Serwotka
Email: send email
Telefono: 496616000000
Fax: 4966160000000

DE (FULDA) participant 302˙400.00
6    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: "PQ CIENCAS E TECNOLOGIA DE ALMADA, QUINTA DA TORRE"
city: "CAPARICA, ALMADA"
postcode: 2829 516

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jose
Cognome: Barata
Email: send email
Telefono: 351967000000
Fax: 351213000000

PT ("CAPARICA, ALMADA") participant 272˙240.00
7    Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

 Organization address address: Walter-Reis-Strasse 1
city: Obernburg
postcode: 63785

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Manfred
Cognome: Dresselhaus
Email: send email
Telefono: 496023000000
Fax: 496023000000

DE (Obernburg) participant 251˙417.50
8 Nome Ente NON disponibile DE participant 206˙540.00
9    GAMESA INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY S.L.

 Organization address address: AVENIDA CIUDAD DE LA INNOVACION 9
city: SARRIGUREN
postcode: 31621

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Lucia
Cognome: Paris
Email: send email
Telefono: 34944037352
Fax: 34948326624

ES (SARRIGUREN) participant 200˙460.00
10    ASCOLAB GMBH

 Organization address address: Am Weichselgarten 7
city: Erlangen
postcode: 91058

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Uwe
Cognome: Steinkrauss
Email: send email
Telefono: 499132000000
Fax: 499132000000

DE (Erlangen) participant 191˙112.00
11    STT INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SL

 Organization address address: PARQUE EMPRESARIAL ZUATZU - EDIF EASO 2e planta
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20018

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jose Manuel
Cognome: Jimenez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34943317777
Fax: 34943316431

ES (SAN SEBASTIAN) participant 90˙718.75
12    OXFORD SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

 Organization address address: BLACKLANDS WAY 25
city: ABINGDON
postcode: OX14 1DY

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Anthony
Cognome: Williams
Email: send email
Telefono: 441236000000
Fax: 441236000000

UK (ABINGDON) participant 63˙600.00
13    PHOENIX CONTACT ELECTRONICS GMBH

 Organization address address: DRINGENAUER STRASSE 30
city: BAD PYRMONT
postcode: 31812

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jörg
Cognome: Bräuer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 52 81 9461280
Fax: +49 52 81 9461215

DE (BAD PYRMONT) participant 60˙600.00

Mappa


 Word cloud

Esplora la "nuvola delle parole (Word Cloud) per avere un'idea di massima del progetto.

manual    assembly    distributed    configuration    parts    agents    flexible    turbines    organisation    despite    automation    nacelles    flexibility    sectors    manufacturing    agent    quality    generation    guarantee    industries    productivity    factory    position    contained    infrastructure    industry    self    critical    wind    operations    units    modular    intelligent    turbine    complete    cosmos   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Wind turbines and aeronautic are sectors where Europe is leading the world class competition. To guarantee this competitiveness, their productivity has to be improved. The adoption of an automation strategy is a key factor to increase productivity. In the wind turbine manufacturing, the assembly is one of the core processes. Most of these assembly operations are manual which has the quality of being the most flexible way to do the work. The main objective for COSMOS is the design/development/implementation of a control system for factory management with a flexible, modular and evolvable automation approach which will permit to increase the assembly factory productivity by 20% without losing flexibility, focused on wind turbine assembly process although the solution will be suitable for other sectors. Cost models will be defined to assist in establishing the economically optimum factory’s configuration and automation level. The achievement of the main objective will be obtained by fulfilling the following technical objectives: -Create a factory organisation conception based on intelligent factory units for facilitating the self-adaptation to production changes under a flexible and modular automation configuration basis. -Develop the distributed control system architecture according to such factory organisation. -Develop the service layer infrastructure between control system and equipment involved in production. COSMOS system features: -Autonomous behaviour of the factory units. -Multilayer decentralised control. The control will work in three interconnected levels. -Interoperable connectivity with factory units’ equipment/devices. -Local intelligence (self-adaptation to different parts conditions without human intervention). -Collaboration among equipment/devices to complete specific tasks. COSMOS will be implemented as a pilot installation for the assembly of wind turbines nacelles (most critical and added value part).'

Introduzione (Teaser)

For Europe to guarantee its leading position in the wind generation of energy, manufacturing processes should be improved throughout the production chain of wind turbines. EU-funded researchers focused on assembly, the area with the greatest margin for improvements.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Today, most assembly operations in the wind turbine industry are carried out manually with the help of tools and machines. The main disadvantages of manual assembly are the relatively high degree of variability and the need to repeat certain tasks difficult to complete the first time correctly. One approach to improving the assembly process is the introduction of automation solutions.

Despite the difficulties of implementing automated control systems, realising this holds enormous potential for improvement in terms of quality and manufacturing times. The main objective of the EU-funded project 'Cost-driven adaptive factory based on modular self-contained factory units' (http://www.cosmosproject.eu/ (COSMOS)) was to develop such a system of multi-level control for the management of a factory.

With the focus on wind turbine assembly, the COSMOS manufacturing model is based on intelligent factory units capable of self-adaptation to eventual changes in production. A distributed control system enables synchronisation of the work of different factory units. Having defined the main project concepts, scientists worked on an agent-based management software for the assembly of wind turbine nacelles.

Nacelles are the most critical elements of wind turbines comprising thousands of parts with a large number of variants that are continuously evolving. COSMOS partners proposed to automate their assembly employing a framework of agents. For manufacturing, agents are sensors, actuators and controlling devices that can be reused for different tasks.

Self-adaptability was achieved by providing each agent with a cost function and error metrics for the successful completion of a task despite environmental changes and uncertainty. COSMOS researchers also introduced the concept of self-contained factory units. These are units of production that incorporate the resources and management skills necessary for producing an overall set of products.

Lastly, researchers integrated the communication infrastructure between all devices involved in production processes with the central system of control. The COSMOS system is expected to have major impact on manufacturing industries that rely on manual assembly, including the aerospace and railway industries. Enhancing productivity while simultaneously increasing flexibility will help Europe maintain its leading position in the wind generation industry.

Altri progetti dello stesso programma (FP7-NMP)

BIOGNOSTIX (2011)

A new generation of fibre-based diagnostic sensors

Read More  

SINERGY (2013)

SILICON FRIENDLY MATERIALS AND DEVICE SOLUTIONS FOR MICROENERGY APPLICATIONS

Read More  

SNOW CONTROL (2011)

Integrated Real-Time Measurement Platforms for Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Thin Films

Read More